Woolful Podcast

Episode 50: Mary Jane Mucklestone – Oscar de la Renta, Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork, Andean knitting and grand Shetland adventures

March 2, 2016

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Sponsor: In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Carnation, Washington. Last Fall we celebrated Tolt’s second anniversary, with the release of a very special book, Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool. When we pick up our needles and cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle invites you to join a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work. Discover Aspen Hollow Farm, Green Mountain Spinnery, Imperial Stock Ranch, Thirteen Mile Farm, YOTH, Saco River Dye House, and Twirl through patterns by Dianna Walla, Tif Fussell, Veronika Jobe, Karen Templer, Andrea Rangel, Annie Rowden and myself. This book was beautifully captured by a hardworking team, lead by Anna and Kathy Cadigan. 

March is Icelandic Wool Month at Tolt, and to celebrate they’re hosting classes by Cirilia Rose and Andrea Mowry along with an Icealandic Knit-A-Long. You can find details on their blog. 

I hope you take some time to get to know Tolt better. If you’ve had the privilege of visiting Tolt in person, you know how truly amazing this place is. It’s evident the heart and soul Anna and her incredible team put into creating an experience that feels like home with your fiber family. What a special place to have in this fiber community of ours. Make sure to visit Tolt in Carnation and online at Toltyarnandwool.com for a very special collection of fibers, notion and books, including Tolt’s book Farm to Needle and follow along on Instagram @toltyarnandwool.com

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Fiber folk: Mary Jane Mucklestone is a gem that shines bright in this community, and if you’ve had the pleasure of meeting her, then you know what I’m talking about. Her designs and footprint in color work has made her knowledge a staple in the fiber world. Her energy is infectious and her passion even more so. You can find Mary Jane at maryjanemucklestone.com and on Instagram @mjmucklestone and you can find more info about Mary and Gudrun’s Shetland trips theshetlandtrader.com/shetland-trips

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And a fun little video by Kathy Cadigan

Stopover Fun! from Mary Jane Mucklestone on Vimeo.

 wing and a prayer farm

Sponsor: Wing and a Prayer Farm is a fiber farm with beautiful pastures in Shaftsbury, Vermont and maker of some of the most delicious Shetland and true farm yarns I’ve had the privilege of using. The owner and operator of Wing and a Prayer farm is Tammy White, an incredible woman with a huge heart for both human and animal and everything in between. I’ve had the privilege of watching part of her fiber journey unfold as she shared a bit of her story in Episode 16 and has taken such care in creating a collection of yarns from her fiber flock which consists of Cotswold, Cormo, Shetland, Corriedale, Merino, Mohair and Alpaca…resulting in fibers that are a pleasure to knit with and wear. 

Last month Annie Rowden of By Annie Claire released a beautiful new pattern, Earlyrising…a cabled hat designed with Wing and a Prayer’s Shetland yarn, a rustic yet soft 100% Shetland wool. This hat is the perfect ‘let’s get the chores done’ kind of hat, full of texture and all over intertwining cables. 

You can find Tammy and Wing and a Prayer Farm at wingandaprayerfarm.com and on Instagram @wingandaprayerfarm.

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Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway is, Robin Ham, you’ve won 3 issues of Amirisu magazine, congratulations!

This week’s giveaways are sponsored by Wing and a Prayer Farm, by Annie Claire and Mary Jane Mucklestone and we’re giving away a Earlyrising hat kit which includes the pattern and two skeins of Wing and a Prayer’s Shetland yarn. We’re also giving away a copy of Mary Jane’s book 150 Scandinavian Motifs.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post.

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Music by Jónsi.

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132 Comments

  • Reply Inês G. March 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Very excited to listen to this episode — I love MJM’s books and patterns!!

  • Reply Shannon Y. March 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Should be a great story, love Mary Jane!

  • Reply janet March 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Love all the gorgeous shetland colorwork, but even more the photo of the snowy-backed sheep gave me a great big smile tonight. 🙂

  • Reply Jess G March 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Can’t wait to listen to this one! Your podcast is amazing and I always look forward to brewing a cup of tea and grabbing some knitting to work on while I listen! (:

  • Reply Rian March 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I am convinced that this sort of colour work will keep me warmer in our subarctic winters. Can’t wait to listen!

  • Reply Ady Grafovna March 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    What a great interview! Mary Jane has led such a fascinating life!

  • Reply Paula March 2, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve just found your podcast and listened to the last one on Amirisu and now this latest…what fun to hear the lives and adventures of knitters…and what’s out there. love to hear about the merchants, farmers, designers, etc ! thank you.

  • Reply Jaclyn March 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Really excited about this episode! Thanks for such an inspiring podcast.

  • Reply Judy March 2, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Congrats on your 50th podcast. I’ve enjoyed each and every one. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Reply Nicki N March 3, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I’m really looking forward to listening to this interview, I’ve got Mary Jane’s craftsy class and she is so bubbly, and a lovely teacher

  • Reply Anick March 3, 2016 at 2:38 am

    What an amazing story! Really enjoyed listening to it. I love her designs and just got her book of 200 Fair Isle motifs for my birthday. Thanks for sharing this great interview with us!

  • Reply Neza March 3, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Oh my, I would so love to go to MJ’s and Gudruns’ Shetland trip. Some day. When I grow up! Very nice interview, thank you! I could listen to her all week long… Also thank you for the podcast archive, I had wanted to get to some of the early ones but it was impossible. But now I will! Love.

  • Reply Dana March 3, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Those shetland trips sound divine. I would very much want to go there and to Scotland in general specially affter watching outlander.
    Dana

  • Reply Brittany March 3, 2016 at 6:28 am

    I loved her story. It made me want to go to Shetland too

  • Reply Natalie March 3, 2016 at 6:50 am

    I’ve been following Wing and a Prayer farm for a while, and would LOVE to knit this hat and feel their beautiful yarn after following the animals on Instagram for so long! And I would LOVE to go to Scotland, too! Thank you so much for always bringing us such joy with your podcasts.

    Natalie
    @oystersandpearls
    http://www.oystersandpearls.net

  • Reply Corlene March 3, 2016 at 7:50 am

    I listened to the podcast earlier today and I enjoyed hearing Mary’s story. What a wonderful prize this week!

  • Reply Kathy March 3, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I loved hearing MaryJane’s history! Especially after knitting her Stopover Sweater in a week. I used to have a pair of jeans in the 70’s that were more patches and embroidery than denim after a while. I wish I had kept them!

  • Reply Ramona March 3, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Those guided trips sound amazing!! That would be a dream to attend one.

  • Reply Susan March 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

    What a wonderful tale! Thank you

  • Reply Robin March 3, 2016 at 8:31 am

    What a great giveaway!!

  • Reply Jen Gardiner March 3, 2016 at 8:34 am

    First time listening. I will definitely be back for more!

  • Reply Margo March 3, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I’m lucky enough to have taken an in-person class with MJ and to have visited Tolt a couple of times! I’m very excited about this podcast! MJ’s Craftsy class on knitting a fair-isle vest is also fantastic if you can’t get to take a class from her in person.

  • Reply Julia March 3, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Well now I really want to go on a fibre tour. Wish I had the funds this year, my mom loves hiking and wool, would be a great one for her. Thanks!

  • Reply Cyndi March 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Loved this podcast! Thank you!

  • Reply Kate M March 3, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Ahhhh so excited about this episode! Scandinavian colorwork gives me such good chills. Lovely. 🙂

  • Reply Margaret March 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

    What a great episode! I love Mary Jane Mucklestone and admire her so much. I am also determined that someday I will go on one of the retreats she and Gudrun Johnston hold each year. And OMG, Little Kiddles! I still have mine! lolol!

  • Reply Suzi March 3, 2016 at 9:42 am

    MJM’s designs are what got me interested in learning color work. Thanks for putting together the podcast!

  • Reply Niamh March 3, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Brilliant, as always. Love MJM and her work so this was a really treat. Have listened twice today, on the tube going into London for work and now, on my way home. Thank you as always.

  • Reply Laurie March 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I am DROOLING over everything in this post. Thank you for such a treat!

  • Reply Leslie Meyer March 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    What a delight to sit here in rainy Seattle listening to your fabulous stories about your trips and journeys in the wonderful world of wool! Looking forward to your next exciting travels and hearing all about them! I learn so much from you and reading your books has made me a better knitter. Thank you, Mary Jane!

  • Reply Jennifer March 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m really looking forward to listening to this interview with MJ. I find her colorwork awesome and inspiring. I have been to Scotland, but Shetland is on my bucket list!

  • Reply Lori March 3, 2016 at 11:43 am

    What a great episode. I am trying to figure out me schedule so I can go Shetland with one of the tours that she leads.

  • Reply Shari (irishpogue on Rav and IG) March 3, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I visited Shetland a very long time ago. I remember driving by a foursome of people who were shearing sheep right there on the side of the road! I’d love to go back now, especially on a Woolly Trip with Mary Jane! Wing and a Prayer yarns look like a real treat. Thank you, Tolt, for your sponsorship 🙂

  • Reply Naomi March 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Such an amazing giveaway. I’ve gotten into color work in the last year and just love it.

  • Reply Meg March 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Love colorwork!

  • Reply Carrie March 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Like a lot of folks I just finished knitting a Stopover. It was such a fun knit that I can’t wait to hear more about the designer. Thanks again for putting together such interesting episodes!

  • Reply Emily Boyd March 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I love how many of my fellow Mainers are so involved in the fiber community!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    What a lovely episode. Thanks!

  • Reply Jane March 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    What great adventures! — And what a talent!

  • Reply Morgan March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    What a wonderful fiber journey. I really enjoy your podcasts.

  • Reply Zsuzsa March 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I would love to go back to Scotland – when I was there in the 90’s, I was not interested in yarn and knitting. Now I would enjoy the scenery AND scout out yarn! On a different note, I’d love to win the book – it is actually on my Amazon list.

  • Reply Barbara March 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    So jealous of all of Mary Jane’s adventures! I’d love to try this yarn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Karen March 3, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    What a wonderful episode! Thank you, as always, for the inspiration. 🙂

  • Reply Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    What a fun podcast with Mary Jane! It was interesting to hear about how her family traveled in their small plane all over the world! I also liked to hear how her career unfolded and her comment that it was not strategically planned. It is refreshing in this day and age when everyone is always focused on how life decisions (kids, moving,etc) affect their career to hear that a lot of us build careers around our life stages, family needs, and creative interests. That seems more logical and enjoyable to me. You have a new fan MJ! I love your colorwork and am eager to try knitting one of your patterns 🙂

  • Reply Wendy P March 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    What a great interview! MJM has had such an interesting variety of fiber experiences –and so charming, too!

  • Reply Sarah March 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    So interesting to hear Mary Jane’s story! I love her work. Just finished my Stopover sweater, so it was perfect when I saw she was on the podcast!

  • Reply Gretchen K March 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Every day is an adventure when you knit and love yarn and the places it’s grown and made. Looking forward to listening to this one.

  • Reply Janis O March 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    This was such an inspiring interview, I’ve always admired MJM’s work but to hear her excitement in her own voice had me looking at doing many new things this year, thank you both!

  • Reply Lena Zauberflink March 4, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Your Podcasts are opening new worlds to me – suddenly I ask so many more questions about the yarns I use, about how they came alive, about their history… Now I want to travel to Scotland 😉 and shouldn’t I feel very lucky that I live just around the corner in Germany?

  • Reply Lauren March 4, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Really looking forward to listening this week. I have the opportunity to take one of Mary Jane’s classes, so this was perfect timing! 🙂
    – Lauren

  • Reply Courtney March 4, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Caitlin March 4, 2016 at 5:14 am

    What a great episode!

  • Reply Anna March 4, 2016 at 7:51 am

    What a great episode. Winner or not, I want to pick up a copy of her book!

  • Reply Michelle Miller March 4, 2016 at 8:11 am

    What an interesting life and knitting journey. Thanks for the interview and for MJ sharing your time and story!

  • Reply Savannagal March 4, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Mary Jane is a fascinating woman. What a life! What a career! What a designer! Thank you for the in depth and interesting questions.

  • Reply Rebecca Seifert March 4, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Loved this episode! Got me dreaming of the Andes, Shetland, and Scandinavia for sure! I love hearing about textile traditions from around the world. <3

  • Reply Morgan March 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    The photos that accompany this episode are so beautiful — can’t wait to hear the podcast that goes with them!

  • Reply danielle March 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    wow!!! this podcast was great! I loved the peruvian knitting discussion

  • Reply Kim Schroeder March 4, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Beautiful show. Thanks for the great interview. I loved hearing about her childhood. I would love to own this book in my library.

  • Reply Debby Baker March 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    So interesting,nice to learn about Mary Jane. A fiber trip with her will go on my bucket list.

  • Reply Whitney Dalby March 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    This has been one of my all time favorite episodes of Woolful. Heres to many many more….please.

  • Reply Mari Dickson March 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wonderful episode as always! Itching to go on one of the trips to Shetland!

  • Reply Juliet March 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Episode 50! Congratulations! An inspiring listen, as always.

  • Reply Dawn Regan March 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I enjoyed this so much! Loved getting to know more about Mary Jane. On my bucket list is to go on one of those trips with her and Gudrun!!

  • Reply Mary Anne March 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I have a friend who is going to the John Campbell Folk Art School later this month for a 5 day Scandinavian knitting workshop led by Mary Jane. Don’t we all wish we were going!! Would love to win the yarn and pattern.

  • Reply Sara March 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I’m going to listen to this episode while I work the last few rows of my Stopover sweater. Can’t wait to hear more about Mary Jane.

  • Reply Noelle March 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Those cables are lovely

  • Reply Sandra March 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Another fan here – I think I’m going to listen to the episode again (I say this everytime, “This one was my favorite!”). I’d love to win this week. My new passion is Norwegian sweaters & all things color work. And of course there’s a new trip on my bucket list. Thanks for giving so much through this podcast : )
    ~ Sandra (haveyarnwillfly on ravelry)

  • Reply teegan March 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    love love love

  • Reply LuisaM March 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    The Shetland Adventure has been on my wishlist for sometime!

  • Reply Emma March 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I am about to start some colorwork! So excited!

  • Reply Tina L. March 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for another eye opening fiber
    journey. I love your engaging style, intriguing guests and thoughtful, creative sponsors.

  • Reply Sarah March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, I want to go on a Shetland trip SO BAD! It seems like the best of ALL worlds. I need to jump on the Tolt Icelandic Wool Month bandwagon and cast on my Karusellen hat in some lovely Lopi purchased at Tolt.

  • Reply Schirin March 5, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Absolutely lovely! I was kind of hoping that Mary Jane would say she spent those long hours up in the air knitting. 🙂

  • Reply Lea Dietzel March 5, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Yet another fantastic podcast, Mary Jane is such a wonderful storyteller, I could listen to her story for hours

  • Reply Susan March 5, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Great podcast. So thoughtful and entertaining. Wing and a Prayer Farm is divine.

  • Reply Catrina March 5, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Another great episode. Thanks sharing.

  • Reply susanne March 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Listening to Mary Jane was great!

  • Reply Beth March 5, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Great interview- I would love to do one of her Shetland tours one of these days.

  • Reply Amanda March 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    MMMM I wonder if this Shetland wool, hat kit keep me warm while hiking in North Wales ?
    I would love to knit this and wear it while hiking.

  • Reply Janice Stokes March 5, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Awesome Story. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Connie March 5, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now, a win would be perfect!

  • Reply lori March 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    ooh! loved this! hi mj! i do think this is my favorite (i am always thinking that, but really!). and would love annies hat pattern and wing and a prayer farm shetland wool! (i have maryjanes beautiful book )

  • Reply monica March 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Another fascinating story! Would love to go on one o her tours!

  • Reply Abigail B March 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Really enjoyed this episode! Wishing I could head off to Shetland right now.

  • Reply Anita March 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Going on a tour with Mj and Gudrun Has to be on the top of almost every knitters wish list.. Wonderful podcast!

  • Reply Kim March 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I recently borrowed one of Mary Jane’s books from the library, didn’t want to return it, would definetly enjoy owning one of her books!

  • Reply Julia March 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Fairisle sweater is something I will knit someday. Thanks for a great podcast!

  • Reply Jennifer March 6, 2016 at 8:25 am

    What a great first episode to listen to! I can’t wait to listen to more.

  • Reply Julz March 6, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Now I want to visit Shetland! 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie March 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Listening to this episode as I embark on a stranded and intarsia Christmas stocking was the perfect inspiration!

  • Reply pistachios March 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

    So far I haven’t been a colorwork knitter but I would love to learn the techniques. Lovely podcast.

  • Reply Heidi March 6, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Love the MJM podcast!!! She is fantastic and such an inspiration. I am wondering about the lace sweater photograph at the top of your blog post. Can’t find reference to it anywhere in the entry and was wondering where it was from and who
    designed the pattern. Thanks, Heidi

  • Reply Jutta March 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Discovered your podcast today. What a discovery! I love the interview with Mary Jane, and will listen through the old podcasts, too.

  • Reply christine March 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats on your 50th podcast. I so enjoy listening to your episodes and it always feels like being in the room with you and your guests. It’s super interesting … now I want to go to Scotland to explore more.

  • Reply Jeanine March 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I adore the thought of walking around Shetland with these knitting legends! Another great episode.

  • Reply Gwen H March 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Love this episode! The joy you both bring to your work is inspiring.

    Thank you again.

  • Reply Brenda F March 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I just finished listening to this podcast and learned so much. Thank you!

  • Reply Marina Gvozdeva March 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I was totally in shock when I’ve realized that the book I’ve borrowed recently in the library was written by Mary Jane talking on this podcast! Wow! What a coincidence!

  • Reply Andrea March 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I’m incredibly excited to listen to this latest episode. I love hearing what Mary Jane is up to! I’m always astounded by her color work.

  • Reply Astrid afKlinteberg March 7, 2016 at 5:50 am

    What a great episode! I love hearing about Mary Jane’s fiber journey.

  • Reply Megan March 7, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Another great episode! I am always looking forward to more!

  • Reply Kristina March 7, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Inspiring interview! Having lived in Finland for a year, the Scandinavian colorwork details were especially interesting!

  • Reply Meagan March 7, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I always love hearing someone’s story/personal journey. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mary Jo in WI March 7, 2016 at 7:19 am

    so fun to listen to Mary Jane tell her stories. I’ve been a big fan of Mary Jane for a while and it is nice to experiance her voice.

  • Reply Caitlin March 7, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Loved listening to this yesterday – after listening, I randomly came across the Bang Out a Sweater knitalong on Instagram. I’ve been wanting to learn to knit a sweater and this seems like the perfect one!

  • Reply HeiM March 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

    A great episode. I love Mary Jane’s Craftsy class “The Fair Isle Vest” and her book “200 Fair Isle Motifs”.

  • Reply Katie McKenzie March 7, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for another inspiring podcast. I love learning from you and your guests!

  • Reply Linda Tytko March 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Lived this podcast, I met Mary Jane at VKL In Chicago took one of her lecture class and saw all her beautiful samples.
    Linda Tytko
    Ltytko@sbcglobal.net

  • Reply Thekla March 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Your interviews never disappoint…thank you! How great to hear of the Andean knitting as well.

  • Reply Wendy L March 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    It was lovely to listen to this podcast as I cast on something new after frogging a colorwork project. (Another lesson in gauge!) Love Scandinavian patterns and Mary Jane never fails to inspire.

  • Reply Doreen MacL March 7, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Another very interesting podcast and a generous giveaway. I MUST get to Shetland on my next visit to Scotland. It really is all about the wool- and the people, and the scenery and etc.

  • Reply Bowen Gibson March 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I can’t wait to take a class from Mary Jane at Squam in June!

  • Reply Devani March 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I really enjoyed hearing Mary Jane’s stories about her connection to textiles and yarn in the US to her journeys around the world. I loved listening to the bits of history. Thanks for a great podcast!

  • Reply Lex March 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This episode made me both really want to travel more and immediately pick up some colour work! So inspiring!

  • Reply Kim March 8, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Thank you for another delightful story.

  • Reply Mathurine March 8, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Thanks for this inspiring and colorful new podcast ! Have a nice day !

  • Reply Dominique March 8, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I’m planning a trip to Iceland this summer, i can’t wait to immerse myself in their knitting culture.

  • Reply Erin Iwanusa March 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Such a great interview! I learned so much – I’ve wanted to do Fair Isle knitting for so long and this gave me the inspiration to really learn to do it now. Thank you.

  • Reply Amber March 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Thank you for another great episode! (And for the chance at the giveaway.)

  • Reply dorinalouise March 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    i loved hearing mary jane talk about her adventures; especially peru. thanks for putting all this up.

  • Reply Lily March 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the podcast!

  • Reply Tina Breitwieser March 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I love the yarn I purchased from A Wing and a Prayer Farm ! “Simply” Stunning~

  • Reply elizabeth March 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    MJ is a great story teller, I was enraptured by every twist and turn, along the color work of her life.
    Looking forward to learning more about her techniques and dreaming of a trip to Shetland.. le sigh

  • Reply Ines March 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

    It’s curious to see how MJ describes the peruvian way of knitting for that’s how we knit in Portugal.
    The yarn goes around the neck so it comes from the front of your work, making it easier to purl. It is very intuitive once you´ve learned how to place the yarn. And it gets tension off your fingers making it a bit easier for knitters suffering from painful joints on their hands.
    Some historians say these south american knitters got this technique from ancient portuguese explorers, but i wonder if it could have been the other way around…?
    Thank you for another great episode 🙂

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  • Reply Blithespirit March 9, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I love Shetland wool. It’s definitely on the bucket list to get to the Shetland Islands some day, during Wool Week or the summer months. Love that MJ is planning holidays with more walking in them as that’s a huge passion of mine too. Lovely interview.

  • Reply Yasmin March 9, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I was so excited when I saw this episode – I love her designs! Wool week would be amazing, maybe someday 🙂

  • Reply Susan March 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Another great podcast. I’m completely addicted to these.

  • Reply Paige March 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Loved this podcast episode! I’ve been following Mary Jane on Instagram for a while but never knew her amazing background.

  • Reply sherry March 10, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I would love to go on one of these trips. Will put on list for future with many other sweet dreams. Thanks again for wonderful podcast.

  • Reply Traci March 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I have had the best day catching up on the last three podcast’s while it pours outside and I sit and knit next to the fire. I have been working on a scarf using two colors of the same sock yarn feeling oh so clever, then I listen to this and realize I have so very much to learn and explore. But it’s the kind of learning something new that I can’t wait to do. I will have to listen to this one again so I can google/Ravelry search all those names and techniques. Even the geography lesson sounds intriguing.

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